Yes, this is true. But my thinking is that because WA tends to be so much wetter than CO, and tends to be so throughout the year, that may play a role in what inthegorge is observing.
It is actually not me that is observing this....it is the I502 certified labs and they are in the wetter west side of the state as well as in the arid dry part of the state. It does not seem to be an issue of moisture at all for this specific issue but I did hear yesterday that 3 of the largest operations here had whole crops that failed lab testing to mold or mildew and their entire crop will be put into concentrates to be tested again and hopefully pass that way. The issues the lab spoke towards seemed to be totally reflective of wet trimming regardless of the dry vs damp areas of our state. fishwhistle is correct and we have no moisture issues at all in our little micro climate that we are in.
I still have 5 plants in the garden and it has been raining off and on for a day or two but even when it rains it is dry for part of the day, usually with a little wind and so far they have no issues....knock on wood! We have a pretty spectacular Pineapple Express finishing out there, a silly Tangerine Dream that is finally putting out some pretty nice bud sets, a couple of Landrace Afghani's that are just slow going and my eternal Maui Wowie that will probably never finish outside at the rate she is going but she does finally have buds showing. Tomorrow is supposed to be 70 and sunny so I am going to give the Pineapple Express one more day before she is chopped and the others we will build little clear plastic shelters over maybe. We have 13 other Maui Wowies in containers that are moved inside to finish under lights. I doubt we will run with her any more....all of them are pretty small but at least they look super healthy this run. All our plants really look pretty darned wonderful. We went with a company called "Natural Enemies Biocontrol" for our predatory mites supplier because the guy comes here and deals with it for us which is so great and we don't have any indoor issues with mites at all anymore. So far indoor crop is looking pretty danged fantastic but I am now forever spoiled by growing outdoors. Indoors, even with 55 1000W HPS lights burning it will just be, for me, a way to keep going until the weather is warm enough again to use that wonderful sun:-)
Here is a link to a video I took a month ago yesterday before we harvested a single plant. It is long and boring but shows just how many plants we had outside. We started harvest 2 weeks after this video was shot. It was still hot here then so not many of the unique colors showing but still shows just how wonderful it is to walk around in so many happy plants.
I have at least one or two more from before harvest or during that I will post later.